Para repensar la profundización democrática: ideales, conceptos y desafíos analíticos


Rethinking the democracy’s deepening: Ideals, concepts and analytical challenges

https://doi.org/10.21670/ref.2013.28.a06

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  • Alejandro Monsiváis Carrillo El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Palabras clave:

calidad de la democracia, regímenes políticos, teoría normativa, análisis político, análisis conceptual

Resumen

Este trabajo tiene como propósito discutir los desafíos conceptuales que enfrenta una teoría de la profundización democrática. En primera instancia se discuten las contribuciones y los límites tanto normativos como analíticos de la noción de “calidad de la democracia”. Enseguida se argumenta que es necesario reconstruir los preceptos asociados con el ideal de la democracia para discernir los ideales regulativos que pueden ser objeto específico de escrutinio. La apuesta consiste en abrir nuevas agendas de investigación en torno a los conceptos que son parte del ideal de una democracia vital y robustecida. Esto implica repensar al menos tres elementos constitutivos del gobierno democrático: la participación, la competencia y el control popular de la acción pública.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the conceptual frontlines of a theory of the deepening of democracy. First, the contributions and limitations of the literature on the quality of democracy are discussed. Then, it is argued the necessity of reconstructing the principles related to the idea of democracy in order to discern the regulative ideals that should be subjects of empirical scrutiny. The challenge is to open new research agendas centered on those elements that constitute a lively and robust democracy. This will imply the task of rethinking the concepts of participation, political competition, and popular control of public action.

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Alejandro Monsiváis Carrillo

Profesor–investigador de El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.